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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gracelynn Nicole and London Renee Walker (July 17,2017)

Gracelynn Nicole and London Renee Walker, passed away on July 17,2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. They were born on July 17,2017, to the parents of Alex Walker and Paris Warner-Oakes of Greenville.

Gracelynn and London are preceded in death by their paternal papaw, Trent Walker.

In addition to their parents, Gracelynn and London are survived by their paternal grammy, Tamara Walker of Greenville; maternal grandparents, Jesse Oakes, and Sara Warner of Greenville; paternal great grandma, Steveanna Collette of Greenville; maternal great grandma, Rebecca Snyder of Piqua; aunts, Abbie Walker of Greenville and Chyna Nicks of Bradford; niece, Nevaeh Hudson; nephew, Uriah Stinson

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Hershel Fee officiating. Following the memorial service, the family will gather at the Greenville City Park to continue to support each other.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 1 PM until 2 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Gracelynn and London’s family.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Paul Dickey (July 17, 2017)

Paul Dickey, 72, of Greenville, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Paul was born on March 22,1945 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Edgar and Verla (Brumbaugh) Dickey.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold Dickey and Charles Dickey; and a grandson, Cody Favors.

Paul served his country honorably in the U. S. Marines where he served in Vietnam in communications. He graduated in 1963 from Mississinawa Valley High School. Paul worked for Corning for over 20 years.

Paul enjoyed taking daily walks, horse racing, Nascar racing and rooting for the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Browns. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge, all in Greenville.

Paul is survived by his wife of 25 years, Nina (Brumbaugh) Dickey of Greenville, his children, Shawn (April) Dickey of Osgood, and Gina (Dickey) Greene of Arcanum; his grandchildren, Michael Dickey, Sarah Greene, and Hannah Greene; his step son, Buddy Favors, Sr. of Mt. Summit, Indiana; his step grandchildren, Ian Favors, Coy Favors and Buddy Favors, Jr., Dalton Goubeaux; his brother, Ray (Carolyn) Dickey of Ansonia; his sister, Treva (Bob) Hamilton of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with full military services being conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 10 AM until 12:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331, Greenville Moose Lodge, Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Charles William Drake, Sr. (July 17, 2017)

Charles William Drake, Sr., 92, of Greenville, passed away early Monday morning, July 17, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Charles was born on June 29, 1925 in South Haven, Michigan to the late Harold and Dorothy (Doxtator) Drake, Sr.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra JoAnn Engle; his step daughter, Barbara Anne Kelley; his brother, Harold Arthur Drake, Jr.; and his sister, Gertrude Bell Veilik.

Charles served his country honorably in the U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force. He was a life member of the Greenville VFW and a member of the Southwest Ohio Radio Club. Charles was a retired truck driver for Badger Trucking of Wisconsin.

Charles is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara (Snook) Drake of Greenville, his children, Denise Marie Drake of Las Vegas, Shannon Marie (Dave) Shepard of Elida, Charles William (Roxanne) Drake,Jr. of Orion, Michigan and John David Drake of Cridersville; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Ann (Bill) Evertt of Hartford, Michigan; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Holly Lynn (Evans) Sheets (July 11, 2017)

Holly Lynn (Evans) Sheets, 57, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Springfield.

Holly was born on March 12, 1960 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Donald and Betty (Shook) Evans.

Holly is survived by her daughter, Melinda (David) Wilson, two granddaughters, Kristina and Sarah. Also left to cherish her memories, Edward M Sheets, Eddie (Trish) Sheets Jr., Ron (Myrna)Sheets, Anita (Jerry) Smith, Linda Daly, KarenSue (John) Lemen, Jeff and Paige Daniel and her best friend Angie Hayden.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the youth building at V.F.W post 1031 (1237 E Main Street, Springfield Ohio 45505) from 5pm to 7pm on July 20, 2017.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Roger L. White (July 15, 2017)

Roger L. White age 76, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:15 PM on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his residence. Roger was born June 28, 1941, in Tazewell, Virginia to the late Charlie G. & Ella Rose (Hall) White.

Roger is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia A. “Patty” (Comer) White whom he married July 31, 1961; children, Debbie & Scott Ray of Greenville, Teresa & Tony Bunger of Greenville and Joe & Beth White of Greenville; grandchildren, Chris & Kasey Bunger of Greenville, Chad & Cassie Bunger of Greenville, Liz & Michael Daniels of Phoenix, Arizona and Kyle Bunger of Piqua; great-grandchildren, Jani-ce Bunger, Dakota Bunger, Autumn Bunger, Alliah Bunger and Corbin Bunger; brother & sister-in-law, Charles & Betty White of Matthews, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger was also preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Durham and Virginia Losco.

Roger retired from Shraders Inc. in Greenville where he recapped tires. Roger also worked at Hansbarger Appliance and SRS Engine Parts in Greenville where he did deliveries. Roger was a former member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and Darke County Fish & Game Club. He was an avid hunter & fisherman. Roger was an accomplished tournament catfisherman, catching a 26.14 lb. shovelhead catfish plus numerous other sized catfish.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mark L. Sides (June 22, 2017)

Mark L. Sides age 52, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:06 PM on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Mark was born November 10, 1964, in Greenville, Ohio.

Mark is survived by his father & step mother, Dennis & Janice (Mock) Sides of Greenville; sons & daughters-in-law, Nathan Sides serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in Japan, Jeff & Elizabeth Sides of Greenville and Anthony & Traci Smith of Piqua; grandchildren, Devin & Greyson Smith; brothers & sisters-in-law, Todd Sides of Columbus, Dean & Jessie Hill of Montana, Darrel Sides of Cincinnati and Tony & Lynn Lewis of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his mother & step father, Kay (Shuff) & Jim Segrest.

Mark served in the U.S. Army for 10 years. He was a graduate of Kettering College of Medical Arts and worked as a Physician’s Assistant. Mark held an amateur radio license. He was a member of ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio; Treaty City Amateur Radio Association and Darke County Amateur Radio Emergency Services.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Lowell Miller officiating. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM in the Dayton National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation 375 Dixmyth Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Roger Pohl (July 14, 2017)

Roger Pohl, 85, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away Friday morning, July 14, 2017.

He was born May 1, 1932.

Roger married Arlene McEldowney on July 25, 1956, at the St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Pauline (Rammel) Pohl and son, Kevin Pohl.

Roger is survived by children: Steven Pohl (Troy, OH), Lisa Grossman (Marysville, OH), John (Lisa) Pohl (Winchester, KY), and Thomas (Sharon) Pohl Florence, SC).

Grandchildren: Kris (Erica) Grossman, Kyle Grossman, Mariah Pohl, Ryan Pohl and Julia Pohl.

Great- Grandchild: Ava Grossman.

Brothers and sisters: Lavern (Rita) Pohl, Eileen (Robert) Stelzer, Carl (Mary Ann) Pohl, Leroy (Alberta) Pohl, Dennis Pohl, Larry (Jessie) Pohl, and Nancy (Jerome) Meyer.

Roger graduated from St. Henry High School, St. Henry, Ohio, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, with active service in the Korean War from 1952-1954.

Roger was a member of the St. Denis Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus-Council 1756, and a member of the American Legion Post #0435.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. The Knights of Columbus will have a rosary prayer service at 7:45 PM on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Merle L. Newbauer (July 9, 2017)

Merle L. Newbauer, age 72, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of Woodington, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 8:37 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on October 5, 1944 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Robert & Lois (Hoover) Newbauer.

He is survived by his daughters and son in law, Emily & Bill Clark and Jennifer Newbauer both of Ansonia; grandchildren, Sarah Clark, Chris Clark and Rusty Hardwick; brother, John Newbauer of Rossburg; sisters, Ruth Avery and Lynn Newbauer both of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Donnie, Charlie and Ronnie Newbauer and sister, Roberta Newbauer.

Merle worked as a truck driver and was a very avid fisherman.

There will be a graveside service held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Oakland Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio, with Pastor Donnie Smith officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the funeral home to help offset expenses. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Dorothy E. Boyd (July 11, 2017)

Dorothy E. Boyd, 103, of Greenville. Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

She was born on January 11, 1914 in Warren County, Indiana to the late Balinger Berlin and Grace Ethel (Gray) Turner. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Wilson Boyd; a son, Leonard W. Boyd; a great-great grandson; brothers, Richard Wayne Turner and Russell Turner; sisters, Ruth Schaar, Alta Peters, Alice Wentworth, Mildred Hocker, Virginia Gilmore, June Wentworth and Anna Mary Taylor.

Dorothy was left a widow raising five children between the ages of three and 13. She worked several jobs including house work, painting, retail, restaurant. She did what she could to support her family and was very proud of that. She was a member of Rossburg United Methodist Church, was a Golden Eagle with the Greenville Eagles and VFW Auxiliary. Dorothy loved writing and had written and published a volume of poetry and her autobiography. She loved working in her yard and gardens.

Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses, Marvin and Connie Boyd of Greenville, Maxine Rhotehamel of Greenville, Phyllis and Buford Bolin of Piqua and Norma and Jim Erwin of Ansonia; 15 grandchildren: 27 great grandchildren; 29 great-great grandchildren; brothers and their spouses, Junior and Phyllis Turner of Ansonia and Bob and Nadine Turner of Rossburg; a sister, Norma Rammel of Greenville; sister-in-law, Janet Turner of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, July 17, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit from 1PM to 4PM Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Rossburg United Methodist Church, 117 Ross St, Rossburg, OH 45362.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to State of the Heart Hospice and to the staff of the Village Green for all the kindness and loving care they showed Dorothy.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Mary Esther (Fellers) Wilson (July 11, 2017)

Mary Esther (Fellers) Wilson, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Palestine passed away at 2:59 PM Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. She was born on January 28, 1930 to the late Henry and Claribel (Shade) Fellers in Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio.

She married Robert (Bob) Wilson June 10, 1948. He preceded her in death December 2, 2010.

Survivors include son, Tom and wife, Sharon (Newman) Wilson of Greenville, two daughters, Joyce and husband Tony Ayette of Palestine and, Jane and husband Greg Eley of Brookville, Ohio. Eight grandchildren and spouses: Joe and Marla (Wietholter) Ayette; Alan and Erin (Crawford) Ayette; Julie (Wilson) and Dennis Ritchie; Beth (Eley) and Kevin Reed; Jacci (Ayette) Spencer; Brenda (Wilson) and Ryan Clemens; Karen (Eley) and Aaron Peak; Alicia (Ayette) and Dustin Swallow.
Twenty-one great grandchildren: Tanner, Sydney, Ashley and Audrey Ayette; Alia, Micah, Lydia and Zoe Ayette; Matthew Ritchie; Brenna and Brooke Reed; Caleb, Luke and Isaac Spencer; Brandon and Lauren Clemens; Troy and Kyle Peak; Ethan, Kaelan and Noah Swallow. Sisters: Betty Lou Mixon; Donna Bixler, Peggy, Karolyn and Marilyn Fellers. Brothers: Jack and wife Connie Fellers; Jim and wife Debbi Fellers. Two brothers-in-law: Bill and wife Josephine Wilson, Dan and wife Beverly Wilson. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by husband, parents, father and mother-in-law, Omer and Beatrice (Lindamood) Wilson, brothers-in-law: Ben Mixon, Gene Bixler, Sister-in-law, Mary Alice (Wilson) and husband Don Brewer, grandson-in-law, Wade Spencer.

She was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ and served as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader as well as being the church treasurer for many years. She liked to sew and made her daughters’ wedding gowns. She and her husband, Bob liked to set-up at local flea markets for a number of years. She was a graduate of Palestine High School in 1948.

Calling will be on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Friday 1 hour prior to the services in the church. Celebration of life will be 10:30 AM Friday July 14, 2017 at Greenville Church of the Brethren 421 Central Ave. Greenville, Oh 45331 with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Interment will follow at Palestine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to BRC Resident’s Aid Fund or Palestine Church of Christ.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Donald Stuart Livingston (July 7, 2017)

Donald Stuart Livingston, 92, of Union City, passed away early Friday morning, July 7, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Donald was born on November 28, 1924 in New Weston, Ohio to the late Clarence and Stella (Stuart) Livingston.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Hartzell) Livingston; his brother, Leon Livingston; his sisters, Eileen Morgan and Evelyn Brandon.

Donald attended the Woodington Congregational Christian Church, was a member of Treaty City Motorcycle Club, Darke County Steam Threshers, Farm Power of the Past, and a former member of the Harley Owners Group-Painter Creek Chapter. Donald was an avid Hart Parr and Oliver Tractor enthusiast. He was a member of the Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association-Oliver Gang Chapter and several other tractor chapters.

Donald is survived by his children, Onda (Richard) Creager of Union City, Indiana, Paula (John) Snyder of Greenville, Tom (Annette) Livingston of New Weston; his grandchildren, Emily James, Kip Copeland, Ross Reichard, Dustin Reichard, Megan Addington, Brandon Livingston, Nickie Bush; 18 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Teegarden Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4PM to 7PM at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be given to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com.

Cary E. VanDeGrift (July 6, 2017)

Cary E. VanDeGrift, 63, of Greenville, went home to his Lord and Savior early Thursday morning, July 6, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville. He fought a hard fight against heart and kidney disease especially the last two years.

Cary was born on April 22, 1954 in Greenville, to Faren G. VanDeGrift of Florida and the late Ilene (Eley) VanDeGrift.

In addition to his mother, Cary is preceded in death by his grandparents, Maurice and Mary Lou VanDeGrift and Marvin and Helen Eley.

Cary attended the EUM church and participated in the Emmaus Community and sang in the choir. He loved God, his family, and never knew a stranger.

In addition to his father and stepmother, Dottie, Cary is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kelly (Shane) VanDeGrift of Greenville, whom he married March 17, 1979; Kathleen (Christopher) Fields of Lebanon, Rebecca (Andrew) Burns of St. Petersburg, FL, and Caroline VanDeGrift (Justin Kelly) of Greenville; granddaughter Lucie Mae Fields and soon to be grandson, Samuel James Fields; brother, David (Heidi) VanDeGrift; sisters, Gayle (Greg) Ruwe, Barbara (Barry) Bolyard and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at EUM Church, downtown campus, 111 Devor Street, Greenville with Pastor Jeff Harper and Rev. Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial in Brock Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9AM to 11AM at the church.

Memorials may be given to EUM Church, 111 Devor Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, Comprehensive Health Network, 5420 State Route 571 E, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or to Spirit Medical Transport 5484 State Route 49 South Greenville, Ohio 45331.

The family has entrusted services to Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oliverfloyd.com

Mabel E. Cable (July 6, 2017)

Mabel E. Cable, age 96, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7:15 PM at Brookdale Assisted Living, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on January 24, 1921 in Yorkshire, Ohio, to the late Frank & Regina (Zumbrink) Baumer.

Mabel is survived by her daughter and son in law, Ann & Dick Farmer of Arcanum; grandsons, Darin Farmer, Greg (Tina) Farmer and Hollis (Angie) Farmer; great grandchildren Brandon, Wesley, Hunter, Trenton, Kianna, Evelyn May Farmer, Erica Ray, Jacob Hefner, Teresa Jannelli and Dani Jannelli; sister and brother in law, Leona & Ivo Scott of Montezuma, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her, husband, Charles E. Cable; son, John E. Cable; sisters, Bernadiana Baumer, Matilda Baumer, Adella Baumer, Edna Wagner and Rose Litmer; and brothers, Joe and Robert Baumer.

Mabel retired from Fram in 1987 after over 30 years of service and also work over 20 years for various companies demoing products. She was a member of the Greenville Elks and Greenville Moose Lodge. She loved crocheting, camping, fishing, traveling, playing cards and dancing.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank everyone at Brookdale of Greenville for the loving care they provided to Mabel.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brookdale Hospice, 2621 Dryden Rd., Moraine, Ohio 45439. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

William Leon “Bill” Fisher (July 2, 2017)

William Leon “Bill” Fisher, 65, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center.

Bill was born January 6, 1952 in Greenville, Ohio, a son of the late Ira Berlin “Bob” and Bertice J. Fisher.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by second wife, Diane Fisher.

Bill enjoyed collecting John Deere Items.

Bill is survived by his children, Jason, Shawn, Mike and Emily; his brother, Berlyn Leon (Phyllis) Fisher of Arcanum; his sisters, Bertha Magrace (Larry) Fair of Sabina and Marcia Y. Nixon of Arcanum; his grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 21,2017 at 11:00 am at Verona Cemetery with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

The family has entrusted Oliver Floyd Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Larry R. Bretz (July 2, 2017)

Larry R. Bretz, 80 of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Passed away on Sunday July 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1936 in Union City, Indiana the son of the late Emerson & Ethel (Woods) Bretz. He retired from Dayton Power & Light after 40 years and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Covington Eagles; and Coffeys Chapel United Methodist Church

He is preceded in death by his parents; son: Gary R. Bretz in 1958; brother: Charles Bretz; sister: Elnora Stoltz; brother in law: Bob Stoltz; sister in law: Peg Bretz.

He is survived by his wife: Betty Jane (Clark) Bretz of Russell Springs, Kentucky whom he married May 5, 1956; sons & daughters in law: Larry Paul & Cindy Bretz of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Terry Gene & Nina Bretz of Dayton, Ohio; daughter: Vicky Lynn Trueblood of London, Ohio; grandchildren: Mark & Rion, Allison, Michael & Rachel, Rachel, Justin & Shannon; Great grandchildren: Amelia, Josselyn, Chloe, Liam, Olivia, & Avery; step grandchildren: Alvin Simmons, & Summer Simmons; 8 step great grandchildren; 9 step great great grandchildren; brother in law: Kenneth Clark; sister in law: Sue Clark; numerous nieces, nephews & friends.

Services will be held on Friday July 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Elizabeth Varsanyi (July 4, 2017)

Elizabeth Varsanyi, age 96 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:35 PM Tuesday July 4, 2017 at the Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio. Elizabeth was born August 30, 1920 in Hungary Europe and the daughter of the late Agoston and Julianna (Forhecz) Dobesh.

She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greenville and years ago cooked and kept house for the nuns of the church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Nandor A. Varsanyi April 18, 1983. They were married March 4, 1942.

Elizabeth is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Nandor I. (Paula) Varsanyi of Celina and Fred (Anne) Varsanyi of Columbus; her nephew who she raised Mihaly Polczer of Hoboken, Georgia; grandchildren Amy (Brent) Demoray, Michelle (Steve) Jones, Julie Varsanyi, Michael (Meagan) Varsanyi, Alison Varsanyi, Nicholas (Missy) Varsanyi, Pamela Shepherd, Laura Ahrens and Jennifer Lyons; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday July 8, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Matthew R. Addis (July 2017)

Matthew R. Addis, 32 of Greenville, Ohio. He was born November 19, 1984 in Greenville, Ohio the son of Jeff & Denise (Calvert) Addis of Greenville, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Larry & Winifred Calvert.

He is survived by his parents; his paternal grandparents: Don & Mary Addis of Greenville; the mother of his children: Markie Addis; children: Keagen Addis & Braden Addis of Greenville; brothers: Josh Addis of Greenville, Jeff Niswonger of Lebanon, Ohio, Tim Arnold of Greenville; sisters: Meghan Addis of Lebanon, Ohio, Nicole Addis of Eldorado, Ohio, Amanda Byerly of Greenville; numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Services will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday July 10, 2017 at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

George L. Gigandet (June 29, 2017)

George L. Gigandet age 79, of Versailles passed away at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. George was born November 19, 1937, in Darke County to the late Leonard W. & Lucille (Smith) Gigandet.

George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn C. (Yagle) Gigandet whom he married February 22, 1958; children, Sharon L. & Tim Barga of Versailles, Bruce Gigandet of Dayton and Tom & Mindy Gigandet of Versailles; grandchildren, Adam & Katie Barga, Shanan Barga, Courtney & Wes Drees, Zach Barlage and Josh Barlage; great-grandchildren, Arian, Ace and Archie Drees; sisters & brothers-in-law, Shelia & Jim Didier of Versailles and Karon & Lyle Crowell of Versailles; sister-in-law, Myrna Gigandet of Versailles; brother-in-law, Don Yagle of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, George was also preceded in death by his brothers, Bob, Norman and Jerry Gigandet; sisters-in-law, Dortha Drake, Edith Richhart, Mary Emma Wright, Ruby Yagle, Nancy Yagle and Joan Gigandet; brothers-in-law, Bill Yagle, Sam Yagle, Forest Drake and Jack Richhart.

George retired from Versailles Schools where he was a custodian and bus driver. George also farmed with Tim Rhoades for 11 years. George was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and a Golden Eagle member of the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Neil Edward Grimes (July 5, 2017)

Neil Edward Grimes, 59, of Union City, Ohio, passed away early Wednesday morning at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

Neil was born October 12, 1957 in Winchester, Indiana, to the late Chalmer and Mary (Hampton) Vanata.

In addition to his parents, Neil was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Violet Hampton; and his brother, Terry Hampton.

Neil spent years as a food vender traveling from town to town working all the fairs and festivals.

Neil is survived by his children and their spouses, Robby and Shannon Grimes of Selma, Indiana, Kelly Grimes and Michael Johnson of Gettysburg, Ohio; siblings and their spouses, Patricia Grimes of Miami, Florida, Charles Grimes and Kathy McCarthy of Elkhart, Indiana, Scott Vanata of Union City, Ohio, John and Mari Vanata of Union City, Ohio; his ex-wife, Tena Richards of Greenville; four grandchildren, Emily Grimes, Jason and Logan Studevant, and Harlie Johnson. Neil also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Carol Hampton of Union City, Indiana, numerous nieces, nephews, his best friend Nick Chanos and his beloved cat Buckeye.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 7:30PM, Friday, June 30, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Arnold Winn officiating.

Family and friends may visit Friday from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Friday, June 30, 2017

Warren “Nick” Kissinger (June 29, 2017)

Warren “Nick” Kissinger age 87, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:30 AM on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. Nick was born May 6, 1930, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania to the late Warren N. & Virginia (Benson) Kissinger Sr.

Nick is survived by his son, Mitchell S. Kissinger of Greenville; daughter & son-in-law, Virginia & Brooke Alan Trisel of Hilliard; and grandchildren, Zachary Trisel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Danielle Trisel of Cincinnati.

In addition to his parents, Nick was also preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn L. (Pequignot) Kissinger on August 3, 1998 whom he married October 2, 1955; son, Michael Kissinger; and brother, Alfred Kissinger.

Nick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Nick retired from Cadillac Gage in Greenville where he was a machinist for 39 years. Nick was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville; Greenville VFW; Gettysburg Masonic Lodge #477 F&AM; Antioch Shrine Masons of Dayton; Darke County Shrine Club and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. A Scottish Rite Ring Service will be held prior to funeral on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com